The classic Andy Williams song sums it up pretty well, it simply is the “most wonderful time of the year.” From the electric feeling we experience when the holiday decorations go up, to the rush we get when orders spike overnight and you instantly know the holidays have arrived.
In this month’s update, I’m going to pass on telling you what we’ve been up to. Let’s just say we’ve been busy doing holiday prep of our own making sure we’re ready, willing and available to assist you, should the need arise, during the busy weeks that lie ahead.
Well, it’s finally here! The much anticipated fourth quarter, the time of the year most eCommerce store owners look forward to. For me, it’s always an exciting time. From getting promotions and sales ready for the holiday shopping season to making sure inventory is on hand and employees are ready to tackle the influx of orders.
Just a few weeks ago we held our quarterly leadership meeting. This virtual gathering is something we began doing about a year ago and is a day full of reviewing what we accomplished in the previous quarter, setting our goals for the current, and planning for the future.
When planning out “what’s next,” we work in 90-day blocks based on what we need to accomplish for the year. These quarterly meetings keep us focused and aligned with what we need to do in order to complete what we set out to do by year’s end.
It’s hard to believe the year is half over, but it is and now is the time to take the next few months getting prepped for the busy holiday season. Online shopping will still reign over bricks-and-mortar and the number of transactions taking place on mobile devices will eclipse years past. Which forces me to ask a very serious question…
The last week of June found etailers from across the globe meeting in Chicago for the 2019 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE). This annual event grows each year and attracts the first-time store owner, the seasoned vet, and every etailer in between.
IRCE is more than just a trade show where you jump from booth-to-booth, it’s also an educational event. Attendees have the opportunity to attend seminars on various topics from customer service and logistics, to latest design trends and marketing.